Justices decline challenge to Seattle ‘democracy vouchers’ 

Associated Press

“Seattle’s innovative program loosens the stranglehold that large donors have had over the terms of political debate by giving a more diverse pool of people an opportunity to have their voices heard in politics,” said Paul Smith, vice president at the Washington, D.C.-based Campaign Legal Center, which supports the city’s program. “Our victory in this case protects campaign finance reform efforts around the country and helps uphold the constitutional principle of self-governance.”

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